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The Big E

1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578
+1 413-737-2443
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The granddaddy of all state fairs!

Each fall the "Big E" (Eastern States Exposition) comes to W Springfield, MA for about 3 weeks... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2014
Interesting; to say I see the least.

Be ready for overpriced beer, entrance fee, moody staff, and LOADS AND LOADS of smelly people... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2014
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1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

Each fall the "Big E" (Eastern States Exposition) comes to W Springfield, MA for about 3 weeks. The fair (in its 98th year) includes permanent buildings for 6 New England states housing food, vendors and interests each is known for. Think monster baked potatoes in...More

Thank justpeachy48
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

Be ready for overpriced beer, entrance fee, moody staff, and LOADS AND LOADS of smelly people, annoying kids, and a bunch of stuff you don't need.

1  Thank TheSashinator
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This fair has something for everyone. While many visitors wanted to go on rides, and enjoy the midway; there were quilt and animal displays, antique homes, a display with the 1965 world's fair, parades and a lot more that I probably missed. As a disabled...More

Thank OdosMama
Reviewed 29 September 2014

There's nothing I dislike about the Big E. What I like is that it is a tradition for my family that is filled with fun and a full belly of all the goodies you can name.

Thank Kea A
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Let me start by saying that it is a nightmare to drive in from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on a Saturday. The amount of people trying to get in is unbelievably crazy. You can find (at reasonable prices - $10) parking in private lots....More

Thank WaiPRUSA
Reviewed 27 September 2014

We go to the Big E every year. The avenue of states always has great food. We usually have the clam fritted and chowder in the Rhode Island house then head over to the Maine house for their awesome Maine baked potato. Yummy! Lots to...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Purchased a "Sterling Silver" chain at the Big E from one of the vendors only to find out it's not sterling at all. Checked it with my magnet when I got home and it stuck. The clasp, the jump rings, and the entire chain was...More

1  Thank RRcrossing
Reviewed 25 September 2014

We went twice this year and try to go at least once a year. They are adding new attractions all the time. In addition to the great free and pay concerts, the additional food attractions are delightful. There is truly entertainment and food for everyone...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Always wanted to see the Big E so when we were traveling to a wedding to Boston in September, it seemed like a great opportunity for a little road trip. What a complete disappointment. Crowded, crowded, crowded with many rude people. One McVendor after another...More

5  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 24 September 2014

This was our first experience with this event. Been to many state fairs and none compare to the BIG "E". The food is great, the attractions are so varied and so much fun. Love farm animals. My favorite attraction - the Budweiser Clydesdales - magnificent...More

Thank Linda B
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Which is better, The Big E or the Topsfield Fair?
5 September 2016|
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Response from treesofmytime | Reviewed this property |
Hands down the BIG-E!!!! Topsfield is in a whole different category! Fun, but no comparison!
Local Hotels
23 August 2016|
Response from KPJP14 | Reviewed this property |
Then Sheraton and Marriott in Springfield are a mile away from the fairgrounds. More reasonable priced hotels are in West Springfield off of Route 5 (Hampton Inn, Quality Inn, etc.) which is only 5 mins north of the Fair... More
Where are the nearest hotels in the area
23 August 2016|
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Response from Marisol B | Reviewed this property |
west sprinfield which is about 10 min away by car.